Vatican Museums Early Entry Buffet Breakfast with Skip the Line St. Peter's Basilica VIP Tour

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Breakfast at the Vatican courtyards
Breakfast at the Vatican courtyards
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 St. Peter Basilica
St. Peter Basilica
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Breakfast area at the Vatican's Pinecone Courtyard
Breakfast area at the Vatican's Pinecone Courtyard
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The famous Sistine Chapel ceiling
The famous Sistine Chapel ceiling
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Michelangelo's Pieta
Michelangelo's Pieta
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What To Expect

Avoid the Long Queue and Enter the Vatican Museums before they open for an exclusive buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard. Continue on with a tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. With only 16 people per group for the guided section of your tour, you'll continue the relaxed feel of the morning, moving at a pace that suits you.

Highlights

  • Get early entrance at the Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive buffet breakfast

  • Visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 16 guests to maintain quality and an intimate feel

  • Skip the long line and visit the vatican before they open to the public

  • Discover all insights with a professional and expert guide

  • No Wait Access at the Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Rome
Meeting Point:
Vatican Museums
Duration:
3 hours and 45 minutes
Availability:
Product Code:
10024
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Description

Have the Vatican to yourself on this exclusive, one of a kind early morning tour that whisks you through closed doors for a buffet breakfast in the peaceful Pinecone Courtyard - before anyone else enters the Museums!

While the general public waits in line outside, you'll feast on an Italian-American buffet of pastries, meats, cheeses, hot food and even pancakes, flipped by our pancake chef. Dining in the beautiful Pinecone Courtyard, alongside one of the Vatican Museums' most beautiful works of modern art, experience a level of tranquility rarely (if ever) seen by visitors to the Vatican. This is the Vatican Palaces as they were made to be seen - without the crowds.

After breakfast, follow your tour guide on an exploration of the Vatican Museums. Only just opened to other tour groups at this stage (and still closed to the public) the Museums will still be quieter than they are throughout the rest of the day - and with only 16 people maximum per group, you'll have the time and space to really appreciate the artworks.

On your guided tour, your guide will show you all the best of the Vatican collection. See ancient cartography in the Gallery of the Maps, visual illusions in the Gallery of the Tapestries and even spot Rocky Balboa hidden among the characters of the The Raphael Rooms. Raphael's frescoes are said by many to rival the beauty of the Sistine Chapel. Of course we won't forget that highlight, as we visit Michelangelo's world-famous 'Last Judgment' and 'The Creation of Adam' in the Sistine Chapel.

With the No Wait Access you won't have to wait around before the next leg of our Vatican adventure. Your guide will lead you through a separate entrance to St. Peter's Basilica where they'll give a guided tour of Michelangelo's Pieta and the incredible carved altar among other incredible works in this, the world's largest historic Basilica.

This tour represents the first time in history that the Vatican Museums have allowed members of the public to enter so early - not to mention providing a buffet breakfast. Add this to the early Museums access, guaranteed small group sizes and a dedicated tour guide and you have the most relaxing way to see the Vatican Museums. Go on, spoil yourself.

Includes

  • Buffet breakfast inside the Vatican Museums

  • 2.5 hour guided tour of the Vatican Museums

  • Visit to St. Peter's Basilica

  • No Wait Access at the Vatican Museums & St. Peter's Basilica

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • Headsets when appropriate

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge and do not require a reservation.

  • This tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 16 guests.

  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. The Vatican only permits very small bags, and specifically prohibits large bags, tripods, umbrellas, and backpacks. Any such items must be checked into the free luggage storage area which may result in your having to leave the tour early to retrieve them at the entrance.

  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs, buggies, strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.

  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in the Sistine Chapel where talking and taking pictures are prohibited.

  • In case of bad weather, the breakfast portion of the tour will be indoors and not in the Pinecone Courtyard.

  • Entrance into religious sites require a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women.

  • On Wednesdays, access to St. Peter's Basilica & Square may be closed at the time of the morning tour due to the Papal Audience.

  • Some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.

  • The Vatican Museums are among the most highly trafficked sites in the world. Our tour routes are designed to minimize exposure to crowds as much as possible, but be aware that the museums are very busy by nature.

  • This tour is operated in English only.

  • Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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